Whidbey Island is one of the Puget Sound region’s premier island communities, both as a vacation destination and as a year-round residence for a diverse population of people. It can be easily reached by the Mukilteo/Clinton Ferry to the South end of the island, or by bridge through Mount Vernon and Deception Pass to the North. Whidbey Island offers a host of amenities from the charming inns, boutiques, galleries and restaurants of Langley and Coupeville to the medical facilities and larger scale shopping of Oak Harbor. It represents a microcosm of the mainland, with a mix of sophisticated small-town urbanism, rural farm life, gorgeous parklands and well-established infrastructure. The estate at Smuggler’s Cove is located along a pristine stretch of the island in Greenbank that is approximately equidistant between Langley and Coupeville.
Whidbey’s proximity to the mainland by bridge makes the island particularly appealing and well suited for those who require easy access to larger urban areas on a regular basis. The Seattle metropolitan area is approximately an hour and a half away by road and less than an hour by ferry, and there are major international airports in both Vancouver and Seattle, with regional service out of Paine Field in Everett.
This mix of assets and amenities makes Whidbey Island the optimum island enclave for people who desire the best of both worlds – the quiet and relaxation of island life within easy reach of the culture and commerce of major metropolitan areas.
Whidbey Island’s Media Splash
Why Washington’s Whidbey Island Is the Pacific Northwest Getaway to Know Now
July 25, 2019
Condé Nast Traveler
A Long Weekend on Whidbey Island, the Playground of the Pacific Northwest
July 10, 2019
The Best Things to Do on Whidbey Island
May 23, 2019
The Best Northwest Island Escape Right Now: Langley, Washington
September 26, 2017
Top 30 Island Escapes in the West
The Seattle Times
Garden Design Magazine
A Pattern Garden
Val Easton, pages 51,65,124,132,145,147, and 178
The Northwest Cottage Garden
Andrew Schulman, page 173
Gardening in the Northwest
Sunset Publications, page 107